Our photography is emotional, romantic and pursues elegance and a connection to our subject through beautiful light and stunning imagery. Our imagery captures a harmony of raw emotion, authentic evanescent moments, and curated artistry.
We believe imagery should be timeless and the stories should be passed on from generation to generation. We deliver our images in hand-crafted heirloom albums so that one day when your daughter or son is getting married, he/she can see that the promise of love they are ready to give, has a strong legacy in the love you promised one another. So she/he can your story through the tears, the laughter, the nerves and recognize themselves in you and know that he/she is entering a strong tradition of love and family. But most importantly, so he/she can see that the rumors ARE true, you DID break it down on the dance floor once too ;)
So a BIG CONGRATULATIONS from us to you! If our philosophy speaks to you, if our imagery inspires you, please reach out to us. Where ever your journey takes you, we would love to be on Team (insert weddinghashtag) to tell your story! One day, we hope we will get your reaction on our site too , for now cheers to you and your love for one another!
B&Pedro here! We photograph in the Bay Area CA , Boston, all over Northern Cali ,New England, and around the globe. We hope that you sit back with your cup of coffee or glass of wine as we share a glimpse of our story so we don't part as strangers. Better yet, drop us a line, say hi, ask us your burning questions, tell us how you met- let's share a smile.
You might have wondered about our name Animus-Art
The words describe so much of how we create art, what we stand for and what we encourage with our photography. Through curious words, we chose to tell our couples: We believe photography is an art experienced through mind and soul; photography should tell a story that creates an emotional connection. Your love story, your vision for your wedding day, all the details.. they reflect your spirit and we seek to tell that story and capture the connection you have with your inner self.
tales of love.
An.i.mus \ˈa-nə-məs\ :origin latin - animī, animo . soul, mind, the breath, inner self, spirit,courage
"I feel like you captured my essence!!! I feel like that is what I look like in life but I don't ever feel like anyone quite captures it including myself. You truly live up to your business name!!! Xooxo
-Claudia from Style at Work
"Ahhhhh!!! Omg we are like in awe these are beautiful!! Omg I'm crying
Omg those are the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I'm not just saying that I don't know how you guys do that That is just absolutely ridiculous these are breath taking"
-Deanna upon receiving her wedding images #AnimusArtBride #TalesofLove
On your computer
B: Your safest bet would be coffee! Coffee is definitely happening. For Pedro it would his signature drink Pineapple Mojito – I was a skeptic too until I tasted it and it reminded me of the beach- or coffee that is bound to go cold before he gets to finish it. Mine? Never gets cold, I practically inhale it.
B: Candles. I always work in the dark with candles or a desk lamp (if I needed to read).
Pedro: Music. I LOVE music, it fuels so much inspiration!
On that note, one of my favorite things to do is camera in hand, headphones on and spend hours lost in the city. Metaphorically, literally lost would be B. Thank the heavens for cell phones..
B: True story. Direction? What’s that?
Staying in for the night:
B: Hmmmmm tough one so many choices! I’ll tell you what, you can give me candles and a glass wine on any given day, I’ll appear next to you in my lounge pants, hair up ready to chillax! - I won’t list cheese in there because, well, Pedro will eat it all. Love a good book, music, a movie… did you ask for only one? Oh weeellll…
Pedro: A bag of chips! Rumor has it, a nickname “Chips” is slowly forming I would say a drink, some Netflix binging, a movie or a videogame night with the boys . Low key..
On a Day off:
Pedro: TRAVELLING! ! Whether it’s a brief road trip, hiking , or hopping on a plane to “a galaxy far, far away..” wait, what? sorry got off track.. I was going say to another country…Discovering is something I love.
B: Travelling is our happy place and the camera is coming with us!
When we were writing our first 'about us ' section on our website, we knew very little of our journey, and the friendships, the kindred spirits that awaited us along the way. We did know however, that we wanted our wedding photography to be the beginning of the story we wanted to tell of our couples. Through our journey as wedding photographers, we have been fortunate to have felt like we were photographing our friends in every wedding and thus have approached it with the same genuine care. Our couples have continued to trust us to tell their story through birth and newborn portraits .(And yes, we may or may not have shed “a few” happy tears along the way. =) We aim to continue this strong tradition of building long term relationships and photographing your ongoing journey as a new family.
Looking through the wedding album of the Mother of the Bride, has and will always be one of our favorite experiences when we meet with our couple. We get to experience a glimpse of their spirit as they re-live their story that otherwise may not have ever seen. We are passionate about continuing this tradition with our couples. We want your children and your loved ones to experience your story, and get to know you through your journey over the years.
We have now had the privilege of photographing the journey of a new family through their engagement, wedding day, maternity, birth and newborn family portraits. We are deeply moved by the details we notice as new experiences mark their journey over the years. We are humbled by the trust this experience of telling one’s story over the years has created between us. We are in awe of the joy our couples bring into our lives. We are forever grateful.
I'm forever inspired by movement, authentic connections, wild hearts, by people who let their hair loose in the wind, couples that laugh until their cheeks are sore, and by giving, genuine souls.
Candles… bring them all…. every single one. I only edit in candle light and the irony that my immediate family are all electrical engineers is not lost on me.
I watch TED Talks, campaign for wax seals to make a comeback, dance when I need a pick me up, sing my heart out when I want to make Pedro laugh, take an annual trip to Napa with girlfriends, take an annual trip to the backyard for a BBQ and whiskey with my guy friends, drink enough coffee for you, me, Pedro, and the entire state and should probably have a coffee brand named after me. Venues with a European charm are dear to my heart. Oceans, cliffs, wineries ... love them all!
I’m forever curious and love problem solving. From Electrical Engineering to 3D Brains in Tissue Engineering and now to Artistry and Entrepreneurship, the journey has been thrilling, challenges inspiring, and I absolutely love the paths I’ve crossed and love stories I’ve told. My engineering background, and my work on brain tissue engineering has allowed me to be really detail oriented during high pace live event like a wedding and bring a similar work ethic to my artistry. I'm thankful for that. The camaraderie and friendship we've built with our couples is one of the most rewarding and unexpected aspects of being a wedding photographer. I'm deeply grateful for that. As a result, chances are, when I hear from you, I’ll be super stoked to grab drinks with you two and learn all about your journey. I've met so many unique, amazing people through this journey and I look forward to hearing all about you as well!
I’m forever inspired by French Fries. The curly, the shoestring …oh wait no? That isn’t what we are doing? (and that is what I do to make B laugh out loud! Between us though... #FrenchFriesAlways). I find inspiration in my surroundings so it’s no surprise that I try to surround myself with people who are kind to one another. Photography to me is my journal of exploring life, exploring the world. I learn from it and about it every day. It is a lifestyle where I can communicate through my images. I love to evoke emotions and thoughts through my images.
I love portraying people in their journey through who they are, who they want to be, and who I see them to be.
Music is a big one for me when it comes to sparking creativity. I must have over 10 playlists featuring anything from the spiritual sounds of a didgeridoo to songs with strong bass drops to inspire a different layer of creativity. You will likely listen to a few during our shoots.
Having lived on an island and being a navy brat, I consider my happy place to be near the ocean. I photograph sunsets and landscapes as a hobby and frequently bring that passion into our wedding photography to create stunning imagery highlighting our couples.
I love mixing drinks and experimenting with plating food. Sometimes it’s a work of art, occasionally a leaning tower and at times “too cute to eat!” as B would say. I also will rarely say no to a pineapple mojito and clients and friends would agree that neither should you. Can’t wait to mix one for you two!